Friday, April 3, 2009

Oh My

It has been a long time since I posted anything. Where did March go? As far as the weather is concerned around here, it is still the middle of winter. More snow is expected this weekend, will spring every arrive?

I have lots of things to share. First up, a pair of socks for my dad. This is the first sock which I hope to have finished in the next day or two. I only have about 1 1/2" left to do (the foot is longer than it looks in the picture, I couldn't get it to lay flat) and then I can start the toe. Hopefully I'll get a good start on the second one before I see him in a couple of weeks. They have a nice diamond pattern on them that doesn't show up too well in the picture.

Like my cool new shoes? They are from Land's End and are really comfy and show off my socks too. They will be great for all the walking we will do in Europe this summer. The socks I'm wearing are the Bellatrix socks. I love the way they turned out.

This is a mitred squares scarf. I haven't worked on it for a while. Too busy with the previously mentioned socks. Anyway it is a really easy pattern and will be great for next winter.

I'm also working on a tank top for myself. I was hoping to have it finished by the time we went to Disneyland but it doesn't look like that will happen. It looks kind of pink in the picture, but it is really a nice red. For some reason all my pictures look washed out when I post them here. Not sure what is going on with that.

One more yarny thing. Buddy decided that he needed to watch over my yarn mess while I was off doing something else. He didn't make the mess, I did when I unwound it to use on my knitting machine and then dumped it in a box for a couple of years. I decided I'd untangle it and wind it into balls. It took me two days, but now it is all wound up and ready to make a nice summery top.

There has been some paper crafting going on as well. This is a wreath I made for a class at Craft Fancy

This is a layout I did about a painting that my friend Marilyn did for me. It is one of my favorite paintings.

And finally a card and some cute paper posies.

That's all for now. 


Perky Nihilist said...

Love all your projects - you've been a busy lady.

My favorite is your Bellatrix socks peeking out of your comfy shoes.

When are you off to Europe? Whereabouts?

Jen said...

I love all of it!!!

Barbara said...

Yes, you have been BUSY!! I wish I knew how to knit. It looks like its really fun and those socks look ever so cozy!!

Emilyt said...

Nice projects, Cathy! I love that Crate Paper card!

Shawnna Samples said...

Look at you
what a Crafty Queen you are

Kelly said...

I love the paper posies!! And the picture of your kitty "helping" you with your yarn! My kitties love to "help" me scrapbook.

Lynne said...

You mentioned knitting machine... are you thinking of taking it out to play?